CURRENTLY ON VIEW
OPENING RECEPTION - SATURDAY | October 14th | 5 - 8 PM
10.14.2017 - 11.11.2017
Heather Gorham’s new exhibition “Slipping into the Glimpse” is an inspired look into a hidden universe. In a series of works blending painting and drawing, Gorham unveils “…the moment when your point of view shifts.” A moth wing pattern explodes into surreal bestiary, men contemplate other-worldly positions, and an array of other characters navigate playful passages of their own. Each piece is a crafted moment of magic realism. Taking hints from lunar cycles, medical illustrations, scrimshaw designs, and tattoos, her line work intuitive and detailed. Gorham’s work is sure to enthrall anyone with an interest in engaging their own fantasies.
Heather Gorham is a D.C.-born, Dallas-based artist who exhibits all over the United States.
Dallasite Marci Crawford Harnden’s upcoming show “Scattered” is an invitation to see nature through her eyes. An oil painter who works to cultivate an atmosphere, Harnden’s art is at once peaceful and deep. The everyday clumps of limbs find significance in the space that envelopes them by harnessing the surrounding light and muted color fields. She finds trees a worthwhile subject due to their universal appeal: “they are… completely ordinary and extraordinary all in one.” The texture of the pieces are especially calming. Eschewing impasto techniques, Harnden employs a smooth, flat sheen reminiscent of a window. Harnden’s “Scattered” is a place to breathe and enjoy the world around her.
Marci Crawford Harden received her education from the Glassell School of Art and is widely collected in Texas.
New Jersey based painter and collage artist Raymond Saa returns to Craighead Green Gallery to display his latest in New Works. Saa’s art is the result of an obsession with form, color, and process. Whether it be an oil painting, a drawing on paper, or a collage, he works piece by piece, crafting each carefully. Saa’s shapes are results from the positive and negative spaces he finds by cutting his media with an xacto knife, a tool he considers a “drawing implement”. These shapes are then “stacked”. His method of “stacking” lends his works an aesthetic similar to that of a shingled roof. These pieces have an upward momentum and share in a roof’s “protective” connotation but, mostly, this layering is a playful means of responding to prior decisions. Saa says himself: “My approach at times feels more like a builder than a painter.”
Raymond Saa received his MFA from Parsons in New York and has received multiple awards and residencies from organizations such as the Joan Mitchell Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.